we all know what personal cloud storage is and today’s context, it is a ‘place’ in your home where digital contents resides, so that the whole family can have access to it. this is where an aesthetic problem arises: it need to look good when it is sitting in your living room, which unfortunately, most NAS-turn-cloud storage in the market today doesn’t quite make the mark as far as aesthetic is concerned. this is a problem which the Lenovo Beacon Personal Cloud Storage Device aims to solve. one look at the image above, you already know that, don’t you? basically, this uber sleek device lets authorized members to store and play their media across different devices such as smartphone, tablet, PC or even the TV.
it works like a NAS, but touts usability without complex setup. files can be easily loaded into the device wirelessly or via USB connection, and those files can be accessed from anywhere as long as you have connectivity. of course, access to the device is control by you and you can choose who and what to share with other users. the Beacon runs on Intel Atom dual-core processor and supports file transfer using 3G, WiFi, as well as Ethernet. the hardware supports up to 6TB capacity and can accommodate two hard drive in either RAID-0 or RAID-1 configuration. the Lenovo Beacon Personal Cloud Storage Device will be available as a disk-less unit for $199 when it hit the shelves in April 2014.